Fairfield is a small affluent township of 7,500 residents in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey wedged between Passaic and Morris Counties. However, this small town processes an extraordinary large amount of driving while intoxicated charges each year. This is predominantly due to the fact several major highways run through Fairfield including Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46, and Route 159. These roadways are heavily patrolled by a combination of New Jersey State Troopers and local police which results in increased motor vehicle stops and subsequent arrests and DWI charges. If you have been arrested for DUI in Fairfield, New Jersey it is important that you speak with an attorney who can explain the penalties you are facing and your options. At Proetta & Oliver we have successfully handled literally hundreds of driving under the influence charges throughout New Jersey. Moreover, the firm’s founding attorney, William A. Proetta is one of a handful of lawyers in the state that holds dual certification as Instructor level for Standard Field Sobriety Testing in accordance with NHTSA and for the operation and proper maintenance of the Alcotest machine – New Jersey’s breathalyzer. We have taken the time to achieve these certifications and experience to better serve and protect our clients. If you would like to discuss the details of your case and learn more about how we can help you, then contact us at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with an experienced DWI attorney.
Arrested for DUI in Fairfield New Jersey
If you are arrested for drunk driving in Fairfield New Jersey, whether by state police or local law enforcement, you will ultimately be required to appear in the Fairfield Municipal Court to address your charges. Other companion charges such as driving while suspended, driving without insurance, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest will be handled there as well. The Fairfield Municipal Court is located at 230 Fairfield Road in Fairfield, NJ 07004. The Fairfield Municipal Court Judge is the Honorable Frank Pomaco and he holds weekly court sessions on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. If you need to get in touch with the court beforehand regarding your upcoming court date or an adjournment request you can contact them by telephone at (973) 882-2715. DWI charges are some of the most serious and complicated cases handled in the municipal court system and therefore it is strongly recommended that you contact and retain an experienced lawyer well in advance of your court date so you can be properly prepared when you attend your court date. Moreover, make sure that you keep track of your court date and appear early so you can check in. If you miss your court appearance or fail to pay fines the court will issue a bench warrant for your arrest and suspend your driving privileges until the matter is resolved.
Fairfield NJ DWI Defense Attorney
At Proetta & Oliver we understand how the court system works and how the state cannot plea bargain DWI cases so we employ an aggressive defensive strategy that pinpoints technicalities and improper procedures that create proof issues with the elements of the state’s case against you. If the state cannot legitimately prove the elements of their case then we may be able to secure a downgrade or dismissal of the driving while intoxicated charge. If you would like to learn more about how we can defend your Fairfield DWI charges, contact our office at (201) 793-8018 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who will answer your questions and explain your options.
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